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Continental Lace

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from “The Ladies’ Guide to Elegant Lace Patterns, Etc.”

The sample was knit with size 10 perle cotton and 2.25mm needles and measures 5¾ cm/2¼” wide

Pattern

In Words

Note: All double yarn overs are made into two stitches on the following row by working “k1, p1” into them.

Cast on 17 sts and knit 1 row.

Row 1 (RS): k2, (yo, k2tog) three times, (yo) twice, k2tog, k7

Row 2 (WS): sl 1, k8, p1, k8

Row 3: k2, (yo, k2tog) three times, k10

Row 4: sl 1, k17

Row 5: k2, (yo, k2tog) three times, [(yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k6

Row 6: sl 1, k7, p1, k2, p1, k8

Row 7: k2, (yo, k2tog) three times, k12

Row 8: sl 1, k19

Row 9: k2, (yo, k2tog) three times, [(yo) twice, k2tog] three times, k6

Row 10: sl 1, k7, (p1, k2) twice, p1, k8

Row 11: k2, (yo, k2tog) three times, k15

Row 12: Cast off 6, k16

These 12 rows form the pattern. Repeat for the desired length.

Chart

Click here if you would prefer a stitch map

Note: All double yarn overs are made into two stitches on the following row by working “k1, p1” into them.

Cast on 17 sts and knit 1 row.

Chart for knitting Continental Lace

These 12 rows form the pattern. Repeat for the desired length.


The original publication of this pattern is in the public domain. However, this modernised version, all charts and photographs are copyright Sarah Bradberry, August 16th 2014. All rights reserved.

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